I am excited to announce that I have the opportunity to give back to LPGA. I have accepted the honor of being part of the Global Education Team. I will be evaluating new LPGA teachers getting their Class B and Class A Certifications. Don’t worry, my teaching schedule will remain the same once the courses open! This position will take a little bit of traveling to do evaluations a couple times a year. I’m happy to grow the game!
On April 11th, Rebecka Heinmert and I co-hosted a Deep Dive Zoom Call where we talked about our experience at the Masters last year. Warning: We will geek out! Here is the link to the webcast:
I will be having two wonderful events coming up in May. This year will be the 4th year Rebecka Heinmert and I will lead events together!
The Shortgame Extravangza will be help May 1-3rd at the beautiful Chardonnay Golf Club in Napa. We are excited to again be focusing exclusively on the SHORT GAME! This year we will do a deep dive on high, soft shots around the green
The second event is a foundational program for new women golfers on May 30-31st which will be held at Santa Rosa Country Club.
Please mark your calendars for these exciting events! Also, feel free to forward this email to the women in your life who might benefit for attending. Formal sign-up is coming soon, so be on the look out.
Updates…with the Oakmont course being closed and the range open Thursday through Monday, I have decided to teach at another location on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Starting on December 31st, Santa Rosa Country Club allowed me to take non-members into their facility to teach lessons. Below is my new teaching schedule and lessons can be booked online as usual.
- Mondays 9-2:30 at Oakmont
- Tuesdays 9:30-2:30 at Santa Rosa C.C.
- Wednesdays 9:30-4:00 at Santa Rosa C.C.
- Fridays 9-2:30 at Oakmont
- Saturdays 8-3:30 at Oakmont
As many of you have now heard, Oakmont Golf Club is closing the course on December 16th. What will happen to my lessons until they re-open? I am still teaching! The driving range will be open Thursday through Monday with balls being purchased at the Quail Restaurant. I will be teaching my normal schedule on the driving range with the exception of Tuesdays and Wednesdays where I will be in the Golf Lab. During rainy weather, lessons will resume in the Golf Lab as well. If you have not taken a lesson inside, I have my new Flightscope Launch Monitor which allows you to see your ball flight and lots of other useful information.
Check out the featured Golf707 article on me by Bruce Meadows at the Youth Sports Network ysn365.com. Bruce and I go way back to the days when I was a junior golfer and he worked at the Press Democrat. Thanks for the good word, Bruce!
Gift certificates available. Can be purchased online or by check. Contact me directly or purchase online at Lessons and Scheduling.
- 3 Half Hour Lessons $150. A $30 savings.
- 10 Lessons, 3 Clinics, 9 Hole Playing Lesson, and Range Card $1,100. The best way to really improve your game all year long. Bonus $100 practice card to Oakmont’s driving range. A $410 savings.
- Private Group Clinic. 2 hour clinic for you and up to 4 of your friends. Topics can be decided as a group and could be used for on course time as well. $329.
- Series of 3 Hour Lessons $300. A $30 Savings
- Series of 6 Hour Lessons $650. Plus Bonus $100 practice card to Oakmont’s driving range. A $110 Savings
There is still room in the ILT All-Inclusive trip to Punta de Mita on March 3-10th. Click here for more information. 3 short game clinics will be included from me!
This October I purchased a new training aid for my students. It’s a Flightscope X3 Launch Monitor, the newest technology with amazing short game capabilities. Being able to use this machine for pitching and chipping has been a great resource. In the past I could only capture swing speeds above 50mph, now I can get all speeds including putting. This is valuable for any type of lesson or club fitting.
I just went back to Austin for the Women’s Golf Alumni Weekend at the University of Texas. The new Hall of Honor opened it’s doors for the alumni of the golf team and we had a private party in the stadium the night before the Texas vs. Kansas State Football game. Visiting with teammates, friends, and the current team made for a wonderful weekend. Showing my eldest son where I became a collegiate All-American was hopefully something he will remember. Maybe he will let me fix his grip now that he has seen my achievement plaques!